Learning and development

Recent research shows that just 7% of L&D professionals evaluate the impact of learning initiatives on the wider business but in these uncertain and evolving times it’s essential that L&D becomes all about alignment; with both business aims and with evolving ways of learning.
 
But what does alignment actually look like? In this podcast we speak to three experts to gain their insight. Laura Overton, founder of Towards Maturity, discusses what is holding alignment up and what L&D should really be measuring to assess value, while Julian Stodd, Founder and Captain at SeaSalt Learning describes the new world of learning, of social and community, and why L&D need to act as agile facilitators not controllers of learning. Andrew Jacobs, Talent Management and Organisational Development Manager at London Borough of Lewisham, agrees with the importance of embracing new ways of learning but stresses the need to challenge the use of certain methods and technology to ensure it’s what is needed for the business. Andrew also discusses his experience of stripping back his L&D offering to truly align with what people want and what they’re already using.
 
Date: 07 Jul 2015 | Duration: 00:24:04

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The world of continuing professional development (CPD) is changing. Organisations and professional institutions are increasingly shifting their emphasis from classroom-based learning and compulsory hours or units to a much more personalised, flexible and informal approach.
 
This podcast takes a closer look at CPD in the HR profession, exploring the benefits and challenges of a voluntary system, how it compares to other professions, the opportunities it offers for the individual and the organisation and ultimately, how CPD can contribute to building and maintaining the HR profession as a whole.
 
Date: 05 May 2015 | Duration: 00:24:49

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Coaching has become the generic solution to a plethora of HR development needs but is it always the right approach and are we using it effectively? John McGurk, CIPD Adviser, Learning & Talent, Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, Heather Townsend, Director, Excedia Group, and Neil Morrison, Group HR Director, Random House, discuss.
 
Date: 02 Jul 2013 | Duration: 00:18:15

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